Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana serves as the Area Director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)-DC Peace and Economic Justice Program. Mr. Ikambana runs the Washington, DC Human Rights City Program. He led a coalition of D.C. grassroots organizations, schools and government officials that successfully culminated with the proclamation of Washington, D.C. as the first human rights city in the United States. Currently, he is leading the efforts to expand human rights learning in DC public and private schools. Prior to his Washington, D.C. assignment, Mr. Ikambana has served in several capacities the cause of the advancement of human dignity in different international, national and local organizations in Africa, Europe, South America, and North America as teacher, social worker, program manager, program director, board member, and advocate. He is fluent in Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili, French, Spanish and English. Mr. Ikambana holds a BA in Philosophy and Human Sciences from l’Institut Saint Pierre Cainisius, Kimwenza-Kinshasa (DRC), an MA in Political Science from La Javeriana University, Bogota ( Colombia), an MS in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia (USA), a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University, Philadelphia (USA), and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs at American University (USA).